Thursday, September 30, 2010

Public conference at Russian cultural centre on `Unlocking the mysteries of the Universe'

Dr. Giorgio Palumbo, professor of Bologna University Italy is presenting on the public conference `Unlocking the mysteries of the Universe’ at Russian Cultural Centre Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu on Oct.13, 2010 from 4:00pm-5:00pm during his visit to Nepal for attending INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON"Accretion and Outflow in Black Hole Systems"Kathmandu, Nepal, October 11 - 15, 2010. The conference is organized jointly by the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), the Observatorio Astronomico of Roma (INAF/OAR), the Italian Space Agency and its Data Center (ASI/ADSC), the Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica (INAF/IASF Bologna), the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center (Warsaw), and the Central Department of Physics of the Tribhuvan University (Kathmandu). Every interested people are welcomed in the conference.


Starting with the short description of the Big Bang and first few moments; a general description of the birth, evolution and eventually death of stars will lead to Neutron stars and Black Holes. This cosmological part will serve as an introduction to the continuous aggregation of star ejecta after supernova explosions and star formation. Attention will be given to the dust component in clouds and the combination of heavy elements with Hydrogen to form organic molecules of pre-biotic type. The lecture will conclude with the formation of solar systems and the origin and possibly cosmic presence of life.

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